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Plumeria at Casa Bella, Baja California Sur

The plumeria in southern Baja California are in bloom and extraordinarily fragrant at night to attract night-time pollinators.


Brown pelicans on the OB Pier

Brown pelicans on the OB Pier

Juvenile brown pelicans – you can tell they are young by how brown they are. Adults have white and yellow heads. Brown pelicans were pushed to the brink of extinction by DDT (which thins their egg shells) and have recovered nicely since the pesticide was banned. Credit: S. Johnson


Friends in the neighborhood

Friends in the neighborhood

A snowy egret on the Ocean Beach pier. Credit: S. Johnson